BoJ chief reassures Abe over inflation

Kuroda promises further easing should price rises stall

Japan goes part-time as economy revives

Vacancies outnumber applicants, but only for temporary roles

Lights dim for Japan’s pachinko parlours

Industry turns to casino gaming

Critics fight back on Pacific trade plan

Fears that companies will move jobs out of US

US-Japan trade talks hit another obstacle

Talks fail to bridge gap over import tariffs before Obama visit

Higher pay vital to Abenomics success

Japan’s recovery has not been visible in overall wage data

BoJ holds off on extra monetary easing

Economists predict tax rise will force central bank into further action

Japan orders strikes against N Korea missiles

Navy on alert after Pyongyang fires medium-range missile

Japan’s yakuza seeks reversal in fortunes

Falling membership is forcing gangs online

US warns China over maritime disputes

Move comes ahead of Obama visit to Asia

Japan’s welfare data hit record high

Companies question BoJ 2% inflation target

Many believe price rises will not go beyond 1.7%

Scientist accused of stem-cell misconduct

Japanese study originally hailed as a scientific breakthrough

Japan Inc downbeat amid sales tax rise

Retailers put capital investment on hold

Sales tax rise unlikely to stir Inflation

Forecasts for the economy have dropped, even as inflation hopes pick up

Japanese groups counter tax rise fallout

Tokyo and Seoul must stop sniping

Obama has rightly tried to knock heads together

Cherry blossoms and a spring-loaded tax

Abenomics prepares to test consumer demand with 3% rise

Tax rise threatens to derail Abenomics

Fears that spending fall could be deep and prolonged